– Recording news for blood cancer patients at ASH

ASH, the biggest hematology conference in the world, started a few hours ago in Atlanta (Georgia, US).  A team of the Patient Empowerment Foundation (PEF), including his founder and Board Chair Andrew Schorr (@AndrewSchorr), are at the conference gathering the latest news for blood cancer patients. Andrew and team will be interviewing top hematologist/oncologists from around the world to get updates on various types of blood cancer, including lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia and other blood cancer diseases.  Andrew Schorr and his wife Esther will be offering daily wrap-ups from ASH with the highlights of the day.  You can watch them live registering at Patient Power’s site, our partners in this conference.

THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA AT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES
Andrew doctor and Esther

More and more doctors who attend ASH are using social media to communicate and to comment on the news presented.  Twitter is a great tool to follow the conference online. You can see the tweets done by the participants at the official hashtag: #ASH17. You might also want to follow the official Twitter handle of the American Society of Hematology, the organizers of the conference: @ASH_hematology.  We also recommend you to follow popular blood cancer doctors on Twitter that they will be tweeting live from Atlanta: @MyelomaMD, @Mohty_EBMT, @DrMiguelPerales, @doctorpemm, @BldCancerDoc, @DrRaulCordoba, @mtmdphd. ‏

Don’t forget to keep up with our partners from Patient Power (@patientpower), that will be busy filming at the conference.

FINALLY…. here is a list of blood cancer hashtags on Twitter that you should use to be up to date with the latest news in research and patient advocacy:
#mmsm #myeloma  – Multiple Myeloma
#leusm #leukemia – Leukemia
#lymsm – Lymphoma
#Hodgkin – Hodgkin Lymphoma
#TCellRx #CARTCells – TCell therapies
#Immunoonc – Immunotherapy
#mdssm – Myelodysplastic Syndromes
ASH social media
That is all for now. We will come back in a few days to tell you how it went. We wish you a wonderful conference!

 

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